HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - Reference is made to Seadrill Limited's
("Seadrill") mandatory offer to purchase all of the shares in Asia Offshore
("AOD") at NOK 28.71 per share which expired on Monday, December 10, 2012
Seadrill has received acceptances of the Offer totalling 83,520 shares.
will, together with the shares already owned by Seadrill in AOD, take
total holding of AOD shares to 26,463,050, representing approximately 66.16
percent of all of the issued shares in AOD.
Seadrill hereby announces that it will perform settlement of the Offer on
forthcoming Monday, December 17, 2012. As such, all AOD shareholders having
accepted the Offer should have the funds available on their respective bank
accounts shortly thereafter.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
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Source: Seadrill Limited via Thomson Reuters ONE